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Bloviating Zeppelin: House votes to kick-start Keystone XL and open ANWR for drilling

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Friday, February 17, 2012

House votes to kick-start Keystone XL and open ANWR for drilling


From HumanEvents.com:

The House Thursday passed an energy measure to fund highway and transportation projects that also included contentious language to kick-start the Keystone pipeline and open the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to drilling.

The bill seeks to expand offshore drilling for oil and gas and create a shale oil leasing program, and passed mostly along party lines 237-187.

“Instead of more gimmicky stimulus spending or pork-laden bills of the past, this bill would permanently remove government barriers to job creation and support improving America’s roads and bridges,” said House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).

Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), chairman of the House Resources Committee, said that in addition to developing energy for the U.S., money paid to the government for leasing the federal property would pay for infrastructure projects without raising taxes or adding to the deficit.

“Sadly, the president’s actions in office have been anything but pro energy,” Hastings said. “In fact, his rhetoric is 180 degrees from his action -- since taking office, this administration has repeatedly blocked energy production.”

An excellent idea, with one major roadblock:

The US Senate.

BZ

4 Comments:

Blogger TexasFred said...

We've covered this several times, the USA has more oil than we can use over the next 100 or so years, BUT, if we produce that oil Obama and his Greenies are fucked, as is Obama's Arab buddies in the oil business...

Obama has got to GO, the sooner the better...

Fri Feb 17, 02:04:00 PM PST  
Blogger Well Seasoned Fool said...

Let us hope the idea of $5.00 gallon gas impacting the voters will cause some of them to reconsider past positions. Something like 21 seats now held by Democrats will be in play.

Let us hope several RINOs get sent home.

Fri Feb 17, 02:47:00 PM PST  
Blogger Debbie said...

This is great news, what took them so long.

Debbie
Right Truth
http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

Fri Feb 17, 06:08:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

TF: so true; Bakken, etc etc etc. This coming gas crash rests on NO ONE'S shoulders save those of Mr Obaka, the Man of NO when it comes to energy. . .

. . .EXCEPT when it comes to various go-nowhere BANKRUPT "green energy" companies greasing the skids of OBAMA and his DC MINIONS, PISSING AWAY BILLIONS of taxpayer dollars and then stepping away from their debts in the name of GREEN GREEN GREEN.

In their case, the green ONLY refers to CASH.

BZ

Fri Feb 17, 06:42:00 PM PST  

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